Macey was taking a class at Faulkner University when she met Jordan. Yes, I said Jordan. He smoothly acquired her number in class and succeeded in taking her out on a date later that week. After their date, Jordan brought Macey to his apartment to meet his roomate (ie. show off his date). Standing outside […]0
Macey was taking a class at Faulkner University when she met Jordan. Yes, I said Jordan. He smoothly acquired her number in class and succeeded in taking her out on a date later that week. After their date, Jordan brought Macey to his apartment to meet his roomate (ie. show off his date). Standing outside the door to apt. 4209, Macey had no idea that her life would never be the same. They went inside and Jordan introduced her to his roomates, including one by the name of Chad. Macey hung out with her new friends over at apt. 4209. Eventually, though, she met someone and dated him for 2 years. After heartbreak, sorrow, and life lessons, she promised herself that it was just going to be her and God, forever, and with that, she closed her heart off completely.
About 7 months later, Macey went with some friends to The Basement, a church gathering where Chad’s old roommate was now a pastor. He approached her with a warm hug and almost immediately mentioned Chad. Macey, being always friendly, called Chad that night and insisted that he attend the Basement the next week with her and her friends. He agreed. Because, seriously, who could turn her down?
Although solely friends, Chad made Macey feel like a total queen. He made sure that he always told her she was beautiful and laughed at her corny jokes (and as her sister, I can testify to the corniness). He would do anything she needed and then some, totally there for her. They were best friends for 6 months before Chad finally admitted to Macey that he liked her “more than just a friend” (Chad now says that those 6 months of friendship were the hardest 6 months of his life). In that pivotal moment, her best friend had been completely honest with her, risking their friendship to relayhis true feelings to her. Macey’s heart skipped several beats and a bunch of jumbled thoughts flew across her mind. “My best friend? If I date him I could “ruin our friendship”. Would it be worth it?”
Well, one year later, Macey + Chad discovered that the risk was totally worth it for the chance at real love. God used Chad to heal her heart and to teach her to love and be loved again. Macey + Chad can truly say that they are marrying their best friend.
Macey + Chad love cooking together and really appreciate a healthy, tasty meal (a little more so the tasty part). So, we decided to go to Alon’s, a fresh gourmet market and bakery here in Atlanta. And while the picnic thing has been done before, it was so cold out that day, and really made the winter picnic theme very different and cozy.
Styling: Chelsea Patricia
Wine and Food: Alon’s Bakery and Market
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